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Theft from Samaritans nets apologies


January 2, 2020

Jonathan G. Lawson, 20, was sentenced to 30 days in jail Friday in superior court Friday after he pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree theft. Judge Gary Libey ordered Lawson to serve the 30-day sentence after he completes another sentence from district court.

Lawson entered the plea to third degree theft, a gross misdemeanor, under terms of a plea bargain in which Prosecutor Denis Tracy agreed to drop two other charges related to the same case.

According to the arrest report, Lawson appeared at the residence of Larry and Linda Schroetlin on Highway 27 in the early morning hours of Nov...

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